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mycitiNews24 reports that the City of Cape Town is working on plans to refund MyCiTi commuters left stranded after the expiry of its contract with the joint venture companies that provided the N2 Express route service.  

The service provided transport for mainly Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain residents into the city and back.  Felicity Purchase, member of the mayoral committee for transport, said they would inform commuters once the mechanism was available and ready.  In the meantime, the department was still working on the "complexities" of the lapsed contract with the companies that provided the service for the city.  "We want to get the N2 Express buses on the road again as soon as possible.  However, we need to follow due process and must do so in a manner that provides a long-term solution.  At this point in time we are dealing with a number of complexities.  We do not want to repeat past mistakes," Purchase indicated.  The City announced the abrupt suspension on Saturday, after the contract expired on Friday night.  This left commuters who had already loaded their cards for the cashless system scrambling to find, and pay for, alternative transport on beleagured Metrorail trains, or stand in lengthy minibus taxi queues.

  • Read the full original of the report by Jenni Evans on this story at News24

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